On November 5, 2019, Holy Angels Catholic Academy and St. Anselm Catholic Academy held a parent meeting to provide additional information about the closing of the academies and the creation of Bay Ridge Catholic. Representatives from the Boards of Members, Boards of Directors, and the Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services presented a vision for Bay Ridge Catholic and held the first question and answer session for the new academy.
The presentation from the meeting is below. Click on a slide to begin the presentation.
At every Catholic Academy and Parish School within the Diocese of Brooklyn, our administrators and teachers work to ensure that your children receive the highest quality Catholic education. We strive each and every day to provide an educational experience that grounds our students in their Catholic faith and prepares them to thrive in the 21st century economy.
The Board of Directors, and the Board of Members, at St. Anselm and Holy Angels Catholic Academies are announcing the creation of a new Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, to be called Bay Ridge Catholic Academy. It is an exciting new model and will be a modern academy to prepare students for success in school and life. Bay Ridge Catholic will be centered around faith, arts and engineering, and teach students the skills they will need to succeed in the modern economy.
The new academy, located in the current St. Anselm facility, will open in September 2020. After an extensive analysis of the buildings, the St. Anselm building was chosen as it is centrally located and user-friendly for all of Bay Ridge. The St. Anselm building is also large enough to accommodate the expected student population of over 400 students with additional room to grow in future years. Bay Ridge Catholic was created through the unanimous vote of the Board of Directors to merge St. Anselm and Holy Angels academies and is supported by the Board of Members.